Competent DUI attorneys who specialize in drunk driving will know how to get
jail time reduced if you are found guilty.
court-appointed attorney doesn't mean there will not be an associated legal fees. If you are
going to pay, you should be in control.
The court is prepared – shouldn't you
Don't take a chance with your freedom.
There are so many reasons to hire an
attorney if you have been charged with DUI in Ohio. An experienced dui lawyer brings
many assets to the table. For example, in Columbus, Ohio, a Columbus DUI attorney will
be familiar with all the ins and outs of Ohio drunk driving laws as well as Ohio traffic law. It is especially important to consider if
this is not your first DUI offense.
DUI lawyer will know what facts need to be presented during witness testimony or law
enforcement testimony in order to challenge the charges. Attorneys familiar with drunk driving
cases will also know which evidence will be helpful to your case and file the necessary legal
DUI lawyers are also knowledgeable on the various field sobriety tests including breathalyzers. They will know which breathalyzers are in use and
be familiar with their accuracy. Many people also do not know that breathalyzers require legal
certification and maintenance records. Experienced attorneys know such information is
pertinent and will not only know where to find it, but how to use it to your advantage.
in cases that do not go to trial, a DUI attorney can help you expediently resolve your case
and get you the least amount of jail time, fines, and other penalties possible.
Be careful in
selecting a lawyer. If at all possible, meet with the attorney prior to going to court.
Sometimes the time constraints of a DUI make this difficult. But some attorneys like to force
you to meet immediately prior to your first court appearance at the courthouse. In this
situation, you must make a last minute decision about your attorney. Even if you don’t
feel right about the particular attorney, you are likely to go with it due to the last minute
Take the time to go to the attorneys office. Meet the office personnel,
meet the other lawyers, see the office environment. The office is your point of contact.
You should be comfortable with the environment.
Use your instinct. If you are
comfortable with a particular lawyer, you are on the right track. But if you feel awkward or
don’t quite get the right “vibe,” you should probably move on to someone
This is a tough decision. You owe it to yourself and the case to choose
wisely. In the end, lawyers are there to help you protect your rights. For more
information about Columbus DUI
defense, contact our offices at 877-221-091.